By Arielle Eisenberg and Craig B. Simonsen

What happens when an employee reports a bullying incident on the plant floor or in the office, or for that matter, while at the company’s holiday party? Is that something that corporate management need to be concerned about?

As of today, a private cause of action for workplace bullying does not exist; unless,
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By Giselle Donado, Kevin A. Fritz, and Craig B. Simonsen

According to Democrats on the Committee on Education & the Workforce (“CE&W”), its proposed “Schedules That Work Act” (H.R. 5159) will provide relief to workers who face irregular and unpredictable schedules.

We previously blogged about President Obama’s Presidential Memorandum on Enhancing Workplace Flexibilities and Work-Life Programs. 
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By Giselle Donado, Kevin A. Fritz, and Craig B. Simonsen

Recently, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum (“PM”) on Enhancing Workplace Flexibilities and Work-Life Programs.  79 Fed. Reg. 36625 (June 27, 2014).  This issuance comes during a recent trend pushing for the passage of several pieces of work and family-related legislature, including the Paycheck Fairness Act and the
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